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BK XLS200-DF - Any bad experiences?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by OnFire, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. OnFire

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    Everyone recommends the BK subwoofers. And I've seen rare bad opinions about them. Anyone with a bad impression about the XLS200-DF model?

    I own a NAD T763 to power two JMLab 714 speakers.
    I was thinking of buying the Rel Quake to add a more colorfull stereo sound and mainly to start expanding my system to A/V. My room is 32 square meters, and I'm not planning to place it on a corner.
    I've seen so much good reviews about the BK XLS200-DF and the price is really great. It really makes me wonder if that's the right move. Comparing to the Quake, is there anything I would benefit by choosing Rel?

    Opinions needed.... :)
     
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    The XLS200-DF is more comparable to the rel q200 than the quake according to opinions on here.
     
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    Even so, the price is a lot cheaper than the Quake...
     
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    I think it looks like a chopping board. :D
     
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    I would like a XLS200 DF too...

    For my system/room , I'm waiting for a BK Gemini review to decide on one...
     
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    Placed my order last Monday for the XLS200-DF, in cherry.
    That kind of finish on a Rel sub, costs normally more 150€ than the base price.
    The black is nice two, but a cherry finish increases the WAF. :)

    BKElec staff told me that is expected one week for the sub to be manufactured, than I expect from 7-to 10 days of shipping.
     
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    It also looks a bit like a small (very small) coffee table.

    Well thats what my mum thought anyhow :D
     
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    Hi On Fire

    I have emailed you your consignment details

    Tom
     
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    what i liked about my quake is that its nice to underpin speakers, so if for example you have a system made up of conventional bookshelf speakers that you can set crossover on surround to 60hz for then the Quake is quite nice at matching the bookshelfs for power but goes down to very deep freqs.....

    sadly i actually had it hooked up in tandem with some MA Silver S6's...lol...which totally outclassed the Quake, so i bought a Strata 5 for that system, the Quake is now hooked up with a pair of Mission 700's in a stereo sytem and its very nicely suited to the task ;-)
     
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    That's because BK sell directly to the public cutting out the rather large slice that the retailer takes. Allowing for Vat and the retailer's margin the "factory gate" price of the BK is considerably more than the Quake but with the former the customer is paying for components whilst with the latter the customer is primarily paying for retailer's margin.
     
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    Great service! :thumbsup:
     
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    arrived yesterday. it took almost 10 days to reach Lisbon (as expected).
    a very fine piece of equipment!
    very good deep and control. great buy
     
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    Hi!
    Don't forget to post on the "other" foruns... :rolleyes:
     
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    Falp you stalker! :rotfl:
     
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    I didn't think much of it, I thought it would be more powerful and louder but it added very little to the sound of my system for me. It is very powerful for its size but its still a small sub and it has limits.

    I was using with some very good (imo) standmounts, ProAc ref 8 signatures but I preferred the sound of the standmounts without the sub.

    If I was to look for another I think I would have to go much bigger and possibly ported.

    I sent it back to bk and it took over a month to get a refund which I thought was very slow service but at least the option is there.

    After all the reviews and hype I was disappointed. It does depend what you want it for but it is too small I think to really throw some weight against a high quality set of standmounts. If you have high quality floorstanders with good reviews at say over £1000 then forget it !
     
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